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Your dentist, Dr. Brandon Burger, and our dental team care about you and your smile, which is why we encourage you to have healthy teeth and gums. One way you can achieve this goal is by having a healthy lifestyle. However, that might be tough if you’re not sure what a healthy lifestyle entails. So, to help you, we encourage you to do the following things:

Keep up on oral hygiene: Clean your smile each day by brushing every morning and every night and flossing at least once a day. You can also complete the cleaning job by rinsing your mouth with beneficial mouthwash, like antibacterial mouthwash or fluoride mouthwash.

Have a balanced diet: Having a balanced diet can help your teeth and gums all while helping your entire body. So, it’s best to avoid eating and drinking sugary and acidic products and consume foods and drinks that are healthy for your smile and overall health. It’s also recommended to exercise when possible. Research shows that those who remain physically active are more likely to have a greater number of remaining teeth. However, if you participate in contact sports, please wear a mouthguard.

Avoid using tobacco products: Tobacco is a dangerous and damaging product for your smile. It can cause tooth decay, tooth discoloration, and even oral cancer. It’s best to avoid tobacco products altogether. We also recommend that you avoid drinking alcohol. Alcohol can also harm your oral health.

Doing these things will greatly increase your chances of having a healthy smile and overall health. For more information on how to take good care of your teeth and gums in Hermitage, Tennessee, please feel free to call Brandon Burger, DDS today at 615-889-8202. We’re happy to help you!